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>> i believe that's the biggest problem. spending too much time throwing food to them and wondering why they are coming out of the pond. >> just ask miller who can't wait to get back on the greens. >> i'll be there tomorrow if i can. >> will you be looking for gators? >> you better believe it. >> and hoping the other gators stay in the water where they belong. ken, fox news. thanks so much for joining us, here is brian now with the news edge at 11:00. >> dozens of people burned out of their homes in maryland are fuming once again after learning who is accused of setting the blaze. investigators say it was a 24- year-old man who was living with a relative at the complex on tear terrace drive. >> reporter: 34 units of the apartment complex on terrace drive were damaged or destroyed by a spectacular blaze. the fire literally skipped from building to building destroying nearly everything in its wake. and now even some residents of
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the buildings that didn't burn are too afraid to stay there. the items in the backseat of this car are about all that is left from the home ruth shared with her mother and sister. >> we don't have much left. i don't know what we're going to do. >> their home is one of 34 apartments on terrace drive that were either damaged or destroyed by a fire tuesday as residents scrambled to safety. >> scariest moment of my life. this is the worst moment of my life. >> it's just like black smoke and just like a lot of fire. people are screaming. >> what made this fire so scary is how fast it spread. built in the 1970s, there are no fire walls to contain the damage. >> they tried to stop it and then it just like grew in a matter of minutes. the whole building was gone. >> residents are fuming again after learning that a relative of one of the people living there confessed to setting the
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fire. fire investigators say 24-year- old abraham turned himself into police. >> when i heard, i was like, why would you do something like that? >> she is so afraid of living with a building without fire walls, she and her grandmother are moving out. the red cross setted up a shelter at the center in silver spring where more than 100 people displaced by the fire. the stories of loss are very dramatic. most of the residents did not have insurance. >> they are devastated. just trying to recover is very difficult for clients. so we are here to help them to do that. they have lost a lot. >> reporter: abraham is facing first-degree arson charges and others are pending. he's already told police he set the fire. so far, he hasn't said why. brian. >> audrey barnes tonight. montgomery county police are trying to track down a man they say is trying to pretend to be an officer.
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told them she was robbed by a man who had a badge. the man did not have lights or sirens on his vehicle, but he honked up at her and waved her over. she did pull over. he took her purse and cell phone. she wasn't hurt. >> the lead prosecutor in the 1984 murder of katherine fuller took the stand today. telling witnesses what they should say at trial. seven men claim they were strong, wrongly convicted in fuller's death. and misconduct by prosecutors. paul wagner has details from the court today. >> this is jerry. in an interview, he gave fox 5 after the 1985 murder trial that sent eight men to prison. after being sworn in, he was asked a series of questions about the government's star witness, seen here on the right leaving court last week. he told the court he said jerry told him what to say at the time. had him change his testimony to fit the evidence and ultimately gave him money. when asked if he had provided a list of names, coached him on
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what to say, provided additional details of the crime or promised to drop other charges in exchange for his testimony, hely plied, no, to all of them. he did acknowledge that he did give austin a few hundred dollars after he started serving his sentence in terminal island, california. near where goran was living after resigning from the u.s. attorney's office. the seven men, six of whom are still locked up, claim he withheld crucial evidence that may have helped their defense. katherine fuller was attacked and dragged into an alley near 8th streets in 1984 where she was robbed, beaten, and sot sotomized. >> he will be cross examined, the two lead detectives are expected to be called as part of the government's case. harry thomas, jr., will find out his punishment
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tomorrow for embezzling hundreds and thousands of dollars. thomas stepped down from his council seat in january after he was convicted. the u.s. attorney asked the judge for a four-year prison sentence. thomas' lawyers asked the judge to consider the years he spent in public service. five people shot to death at a home in a phoenix suburb. one of them is a toddler. >> a man with several firearms killed four others and he was found dead. they believe it's a domestic violence situation, but the gunman's identity and motives aren't known. police say the toddler killed was a girl between 1 and 2 years old. take a look at this new video showing a boat crash in philly. this barge crashed into a duck boat tour back in 2010, killing two students, both 16 and 20 years old. a wrongful death trial will get underway. prosecutors say the boat's captain was distracted by cell phone call at the time of the
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crash. a huge fire over night did not damage film maker, tyler perry's studio as some had thought. cell phone video shows the flames here. atlanta fire officials say the structure is in tact. brian. newt gingrich steps aside in the race for the gop nomination while mitt romney steps up fund raising efforts. the obama campaign isn't letting gingrich get out of the race without an in your face reminder. craig boswell has the story. >> reporter: a week after unofficially conceding the republican race, newt gingrich officially today suspends his campaign. >> i could never have predicted either the low points or the high points. >> the former house speaker had been reluctant to address mutt romney. romney offered to share some fund raising names that could help gingrich pay off more than $4 million in campaign debt. >> i am asked sometimes, is mitt romney conservative
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enough? my answer is simple. compared to barack obama? >> gingrich announcement in arlington, virginia, came a couple hours before romney held a fundraiser in the same city. the former massachusetts governor kicked off the day in chantilly, virginia. >> what would you do to get the economy going? i say look at what the president has done and do the opposite. >> obama campaign noted the criss crossing campaigns and released a video. a greatest hits of gingrich attacks on romney. >> the romney machine can run over opponents with negative ads. >> the obama romney general election matchup is generating a slew of polls. the numbers and the leaders flip back and forth, but rarely more than a few points and this week obama is back up by 3. >> it's a virtual tossup. >> romney needs to reach the delegates needed to become the official gop nominee. gets a step closer with three primaries next tuesday. president obama will visit
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virginia along with ohio during campaign stops this weekend. in washington, craig boswell, fox news. >> still ahead, are budget cuts so bad that one school can't afford paper? maybe should have been an e- mail. the school says not so fast. the story next. this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. 
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the weak economy led to cutbacks and budget issues, including virginia schools. one cut caught some parents by surprise. received a letter from the school stating paper is an endangered resource. beth parker has the story. >> angry and confused. that's how parents say they feel after this letter that went home from a stafford county elementary school. the principal says the whole thing just a misunderstanding. the note sent home to parents by the second grade teacher in fredericksburg got people talking. >> this time of year, anything that says budget crunch gets attention. >> the letter to parents of second graders said we are definitely feeling the effects of the budget crunch. on friday, we got the news that we only have two boxes of paper to last a whole second grade until the end of the year. we will no longer be able to
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send home weekly homework packets, but encouraging students to use the time productively. >> as a parent, that can be very discouraging. but i have to say this is an amazing school, great school system. >> the school spokeswoman says the teachers got it wrong. >> unfortunate use of words. >> she says when the principal talked to the teachers, he wanted to encourage them to use more technology and less paper. >> how did these teachers get the impression that there was a paper shortage? >> probably was not explained as well as it might have been. >> now the principal will be calling and e-mailing parents, explaning the situation. in the meantime though, we're told that a number of families have actually shown up here at the school with paper that they wanted to donate and they have been told that's not necessary. in stafford county, beth parker, fox 5 news. a major retailer is pulling
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the plug on the amazon's kindle. shawn yancy has your top five. >> why you should eat more chicken and nuts. they could help preserve your memory later in life. diets rich in omega3 fatty acids could enrich. diet does matter and a lot sooner than anyone realized. number four, want to know if you're ugly or not? there's an app for that, too. the ugly meter app is number one on the chart, even beating out angry birds. it scans your face for symmetry and contour and rates you on a scale of 1 to 10. number three, if you want a kindle, you will have to order it online. target will stop selling the e reader once it runs out of stock. no word on why target is pulling the plug. but it plans to expand its offerings of apple products. the social networking
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site's initial public offering seems pho be on track and could happen before the end of may. if all goes according to play, $10 billion. >> and number one, protecting our kids. maryland governor signed a bull today to help law enforcement communicate better with community groups when a child disappears. felicia barnes, the north carolina teenager was missing for months and later found dead in a river in baltimore. her sister's boyfriend is charged with her murder. and brian, that's a look at tonight's fox 5 top 5. >> donate life america says more than 100,000 people have used a new facebook feature promoting organ donation. only been available for one day. the option allows facebook users to add organ donor to their profiles. the feature provides a link to state registries so people can sign up to be a donor.
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have you seen this? she's not exactly bob dillon, but a talented elephant. shante has taken up the harmonica. they are calling the 36-year- old asian elephant a musical propertiy. prodigy. asian elephants are known to be artistly inclined ask taking up painting. sounds like she's taking up breathing through a harmonica. >> and marketing, too. >> her way. >> i like elephants, they're great. >> well, like you said, we had 70-degree, 80 degrees, and 60 degrees today. >> it was a crazy temperature contrast. the high was 74. we did that in the space of two hours this afternoon as this warm front was moving around the region.
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it has big contrast around it. tomorrow, we are on the warm side. a little bit of haze out there. it is on the cool side. refreshing, a little bit moist. we have been watching radar up to our north. up through pennsylvania, because there's a line of showers and some pretty hefty thunderstorms that are plowing south about to cross interstate 80. here's what it looked like on radar. we think this actually could hold together, believe it or not, and maybe produce some rain or an embedded rumble of thunder around 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning. so, we had that last night, remember? in southern maryland, they got significant rain down there. locally, we didn't see much today because the air was very cool. where you had full sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s, we did cook up a couple strong and severe storms earlier this afternoon around the winchester area, out here around hagerstown. and several reports of 1 inch
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hail. as they moved into the stable air over us, they fell apart. temperature wise today, 74 degrees. dulles did get up to 77. only coming in at 65 degrees today and there's only 57 degrees now. so, quite a big contrast. the frontal system, that warm front is way back to the west. tomorrow, it looks like it's going be moving on to the region again and temperatures are going to respond. it's going to be on the cool side tonight. some spots already below some of our projections. it's not going to be bitterly cold or anything like that. wallet wait until you see the temperature rebound. showers and isolated storms in the forecast before dawn for us. so not so much for the morning rush hour, but 4:00 or 5:00, maybe 5:30 or 6:00. 63 degrees for us overnight. winds out of the south, southeast. tomorrow, warmer day. i think the rush hour is drink for the most part, but sun is
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back. be spotty showers or storms. i think the best chance of that tomorrow is going to be closer to the mountains where they get lift from those mountains and those storms will form from that. at 8:00 in the morning, mild at 68 degrees. by noon, we should have more survivors. a temperature of 83 degrees. so temperature wise tomorrow, a big difference. 81 for quantico. i know a will the of you were here today. we are headed for the 80s. 82 for frederick. 82 for hagerstown. ops, most of us will be tasting that bit of summer. a few scattered thunderstorms tomorrow as the boundary moves up to our north and east. is hot day is how we will describe it and another chance for some showers and storms. there's your five-day forecast. three warm days in a row with
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friday coming in at number 18 and storms around friday afternoon. maybe a few on saturday. we have a front coming on sunday that will get our temperature to 76 degrees. big night for the caps. i hope you have an update for us. >> this is the verison sports desk with dave feldman. >> i do, sue, tonight the cap's tenth playoff game. the previous nine, they needed overtime to decide four of them. so you don't need to figure out what was going to happen today. after splitting the first two games with new york. he pays the price. gets drilled by mark stall. still scoreless. ryan callahan is going to get it. he's going to spin and score
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past braydon. 1-0 rangers. later in the second period, caps defenseman regains and maintains control in the ranger zone. tied at one. we go to the overtime with the same sport. in ot. the ranger is ryan mcdouble. he gets leveled by a clean hit. five minutes late in the overtime, alex sheet beats lundquist. that close from winning it and right now, we are in the second overtime. this game knotted up at 1. second overtime tied at 1. it's going to be a late night for lindsey murphy. the nats entered tonight's game on a five-game losing streak. seven runs during that span. bryce harper did his best. not tonight. it made me golf. runners on the dearns, it.
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bottom of the 4th, nats trail 2- 1. bidding for his first home run. bounces off the score board. danny scores on a double. their next pitch, vincent ramos. he tracks it down. harper is going to try to score thr. will be a play at the plate. harper is safe. ball got loose from the catcher. nats took a 3-2 lead. bottom of the 9th, harper led off the inning with a double. in des moines, come up with two outs and ian desmond clears the bases. a walkoff, home run, the nats rally the d.backs.
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>> top of the 7th, orioles lead 1-0. nick markakis to deep right field. his first long ball since '02. starting pitcher, crore high 8 innings in the process. matched his career high. take a sheet, derek jeter. i don't go away. when we return, the nfl brings the player on contes saints winners. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need.
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welcome back. gaffney found a new team one day after being released by the skins. he sign as two-year deal to return to the patriots where he played from 2006 to 2008. the nfl suspended four players. linebacker, jonathan has been suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the nfl. the same punishment as head coach shawn payton. defensive end, will smith, received a ban. defensive lineman, anthony now with the packers. linebacker, scott now with the browns and missed three games. all four players have three days to appeal. and right now, the caps and the rangers still tied 1-1 in the second overtime. there's currently 5:57 left in the second ot. that's sports, i'm dave
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: one of the most famous paintings in the world has been sold for a record breaking $120 million. the scream went up on the auction block in new york city tonight. the winning bid, $119,922,500. the 1895 artwork is one of four versions by the norwegian expressionist painter.
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it is the only one left in private hands. no word on the identity of the buyer. as always, thanks for staying up late. fox 5 news isn't over. go to for news, weather, and entertainment updates. fox 5 news is washington's best news. on air and online at brought to you by verison. 


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